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Catholic church to reveal confidential info. on Easter attack?

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It is reported that the Catholic Church has taken a decision to reveal confidential information regarding the Easter Sunday bombing attacks in 2019.

It is also said that CDs containing confidential information related to the incident Easter attack were recently handed over to the Catholic Bishops’ Conference and after the information is examined together with a panel of experts and lawyers, a statement is to be issued in this regard.

Responding to the ‘Deshaya’ newspaper, Director of Archdiocesan Social Communications – Fr. Jude Chryshantha Fernando has said that there is a possibility that its contents could be revealed to the public.

Certain information published in the commission report related to the attacks have not been revealed to the public, citing national security concerns. The Catholic church has repeatedly urged the government to provide them with the complete report.

Accordingly, on the President’s approval, the complete report was handed over on April 25 to Dr. Harold Anthony Perera, President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference.

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Political parties urged to publish their National Socio-economic Recovery Programmes 

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A public appeal has been made to several mainstream political party leaders to  immediately publish their respective National Socio-economic Recovery Programmes for social discourse.

The request has been formally addressed to the political party leaders of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP), Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB), the National People’s Power (NPP), United National Party (UNP), Tamil National Alliance (TNA) and the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC).

The full context of the public appeal is as follows : 

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Govt. to provide free fertilizer to all paddy farmers

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Minister of Agriculture and Plantation Industries – Mahinda Amaraweera has said that the government has decided to provide MOP fertilizer free of charge to all the paddy farmers in Sri Lanka during the 2024/25 Maha season and 2025/26 Maha season.

Sri Lanka will thus receive 55,000 metric tons of MOP fertilizer as requested by the government from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization.

The Minister of Agriculture and Plantation Industries, Mr. Mahinda Amaraweera, expressed his views on this in a meeting held in Tissamaharama today (June 24).

(dailynews.lk)

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8 arrested over gang rape of teen, remanded

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Eight youths who were arrested in connection with the alleged gang rape of a 16-year-old girl in the Jalthara area of Hanwella, have been remanded until June 28.

The suspects were produced before the Homagama Acting Magistrate Padmasiri Jayawardena today (June 24).

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